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“AMAZING PLACE” 5 of 5 stars
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Manta Ray Inn
1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019   |  
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Ranked #1 of 66 hotels in Hollywood
Miami, Florida
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“AMAZING PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time at Manta Ray I've been staying all my life in Hallandanle Beach! but the best place to go is Manta Ray the staff is amazing. if you really want to have a great and relaxed vacation YOU MUST go there you will love it!!!! we do and for sure we will go back very soon :)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Hope you are making your plans now to return to the Manta Ray Inn. We may be small but our family of guests is quite large and each and every one of them is special to us, including you and your family!! See you soon!!! Come back and enjoy that sand and the surf.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manta Ray Inn is a family owned and operated hotel and extremely nice and clean. The owners' son runs the place. He checked us in and made sure we had everything we needed for our 9 month old daughter. He brought us a pack n play and high chair! If you have ever traveled with a baby you know how amazing that is. The owners came out on the weekend and drank a beer with us on the patio. They made sure we felt at home. The water and beach were clean and beautiful. We stayed in a room ON the beach. The window was in the sand. This place, vacation and hotel can only be summed up as the title said absolutely perfect! We highly recommend the Manta Ray Inn and will be back.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, 2 days ago
It was our pleasure to have you and your family stay with us!! Taking the stress out of traveling with children is one of our specialties! We are so happy that your family felt at home and cannot wait to have you back again at the Manta Ray!!! I will make sure that the staff get a copy of your review!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just recently made plans to return to Manta Ray Inn after being away for a couple of years. We couldn't wait to get back and when we contacted the Boucher family, they could not have been more cordial. We really love this place. There is nothing like it -- friendly, informal, on the ocean, owners there always ready to help, cleaned rooms every day, plenty of space, easy to get from there to anywhere (restaurants, movies, theater, etc.) If you are thinking of a vacation do not miss this place. You'll thank me later.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Counting the days now until I see the two of you walk through the door and then lounge by the ocean!!! It will be wonderful to have such great guests return again this year!!! Safe travels and we will see you soon by the ocean as the sunsets!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Found this place driving around ,couldn't have found a more perfect place ...spotless , home from home feel big comftable bed everything we needed little bits around that made our stay special ,lovely staff and talking to other people staying here very friendly makes you feel at home beach right on your door step so relaxing watching the world go by ... couldn't ask for more only problem was we didn't find it sooner ,didn't want to leave can't wait to go back

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
We are the lucky ones!! We are lucky that you did happen upon the Manta Ray Inn, one of Hollywood's best kept secrets. It is always thrilling to our staff to see smiles such as yours when we can see that our customers are truly enjoying their stay with us. So please come back and see us again and in the mean time please stay in touch with us!!!! Cannot wait until you return!
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Thank you again for another wonderful week at the MantaRay Inn. The Boucher Family and the staff always make our family feel very welcome at the MantaRay. The family atmosphere, personalized service, beach front location, comfortable clean rooms and free parking all combine for a great South Florida experience. We look forward to visiting next year

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
We thank you and your family for joining us again at the Manta Ray Inn for another vacation getaway. It is so gratifying to us and especially to our staff to know that you and your family did enjoy the effort that they put into making your stay as pleasant as possible. Please stay in touch and we cannot wait to have you back relaxing on beach once again!!!
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had an incredibly time at the Manta Ray Inn. It was the perfect location. Right on the beach, just a short walk to the broadwalk too. I liked being a couple blocks from the broadwalk since we had our two year old with us and expect the noise on the broadwalk to continue past her bedtime. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. You can tell they really cared about maintaining the building. If we make it back to Hollywood, we will definitely stay here again.

Stayed June 2014
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Your little one was adorable and it is always so much fun to watch families enjoy the sand and the beach as much as we do. We thank you for staying with us at the Manta Ray Inn and certainly hope that you do make it back our way again so that you can make another memory of the quiet life that the beach has to offer. We hope that you keep in touch and we would love a picture from your vacation with us so we can remember the happy smiles, as especially the little one!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visiting Miami area for a week to watch a couple of England football matches at the Sun Life stadium, I wanted somewhere away from the High-rise impersonal service of the hotels on South/North beach.

I chose Manta Ray Inn due to it's location right on the beach and the good reviews it receives on TripAdvisor.

I arrived at around 6pm, 2 hours later than intended due to a flight delay. It's quite easy to find, being right on the beach and the parking is right on the side of the building. As I was late, there was an envelope on the door telling me the number of the car park space that I was to use and directions to go to the back door and lift the phone for further instructions. Went around and the phone connects you to the owners who apologised for not being able to wait around due to a family get together and gave me all the info I'd need to see me through to the next morning.

My room was on the top floor, of the classic 2 storey, L shaped motel. Nice big living room/kitchen area with a big fridge. Separate closet with a safe, then the bathroom with full stand up shower, and a large bedroom (mine had 2 separate beds). Free wi-fi throughout the motel, along with a large flat screen tv in the living room area and a slightly smaller flat screen in the bedroom with plenty of cable channels to choose from.

There is a large green area in front of the rooms, with 2 BBQ's and plenty of space to sit outside and eat. A row of sun loungers, and then a step down onto the lovely beach. Being a few hundred metres from the end of the Hollywood boardwalk this part of th beach is much quieter than the part slightly further North. In the mornings and evenings it felt like I had the beach to myself!

The owners are always around if you have any questions or issues and are very helpful and will go out of their way to sort out anything as quickly as possible.

Highly recommended, very realxing stay without all the nasty 'extra' surprise charges of the high rise horrors further south of Hollywood.

I'll be back!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Donna B, Owner at Manta Ray Inn, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Thank you from the Manta Ray Inn family!! We strive to make each guest feel as if they are in their own home and we take pride in providing you with everything that you need. It is very gratifying to know that we did "exceed" your expectations and that we were able to share our beautiful piece of paradise with you. There is nothing like the sun setting on the ocean with only the whisper of the wind! After a fun filled day and the hustle and bustle of what is around us to do, it is always relaxing to just sit and reflect for a moment by the ocean. Please join us again at the Inn and we do hope that you will keep in touch with us until we meet again!!!
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Address: 1715 South Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
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Location: United States > Florida > Hollywood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hollywood
#1 Family Hotel in Hollywood
#7 Business Hotel in Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our one- and two-bedroom suites are fully equipped to be your home away from home! We provide full daily maid service, free wifi, beach chairs, beach towels, gas grills,heated pool, complimentary movies, on-site laundry facilities, beach toys for your children. Forgot your sunscreen, beach umbrella or sand pail? Don't worry -- we are here to help you out! Rest and enjoy that cocktail as the sun sets and the children play in the sand. We have everything else covered. Hit the beach, hit the pool ... leave the rest to us. Need to print your boarding pass? No problem let the office know and you can do it when the manager is there daily! Want to do something different? Ask us and we will help with creative and fun activities for all of you no matter what your preference is!We will make every effort to exceed your expectations and make your getaway memorable!! ... more   less 
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